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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In New Mexico 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score54
  • Tucumcari, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,091
43
  • Shiprock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,135
51
  • Anthony, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,459
45
  • Chaparral, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,095
  • I was looking for a small town to live in near El Paso, Texas, and Chaparral, New Mexico, seemed to fit the bill at first glance, but to be truthful, I have been a bit disappointed. First, the good news.
42
  • Zuni Pueblo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,635
62
  • Truth or Consequences, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
63
  • Raton, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,348
55
  • Deming, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,582
  • In my opinon dont move here, look at the grades. Industry is little to zero. Me and my grandparents stayed here for one night. We were on our way to Tuscon. We started in San Marcos, TX. 1st night we
67
  • Sunland Park, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,588
  • Living in Sunland Park, New Mexico makes me happy. It's beautiful here. The people are wonderful. The scenery is breathtaking, like something out of a movie. Our schools, crime rate, and job market could
61
  • Grants, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,263
64
  • Lovington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,559
  • Lovington, Michigan has been the place that I have called home for the past five years. I grew up as an army brat, so my entire childhood was that type of lifestyle where we would move every couple of
62
  • Roswell, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,407
  • I lived in Roswell NM for about 6 months. I really enjoyed living here for the most part. My family probably wouldn't have moved away from this area if it was for a family emergency. There are many
53
  • Belen, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,184
58
  • Las Vegas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,570
  • Overall, this city has been a bit rough for me and my family. I titled this review in the way that I did to let folks know how to enjoy Las Vegas, New Mexico to the best of their ability. Living in Las
57
  • Socorro, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,760
  • I stayed in this town for only one day and it was NOT GOOD! For 1, its off a major u.s. Highway, that means that anyone can come to your town and commit crime. That explaines the F for crime. 2
66
  • Alamogordo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,201
  • Typically, when people think of New Mexico they only think about the desert and that everything is desolate, which in parts it is, but there is also great beauty that comes out of it also. I lived in
60
  • Portales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,275
  • I certainly love living here! One of the best decisions I made on Real Estate. The city neighbors are friendly and kind and will go out of the way to lend a helping hand. Transportation is convenient and
63
  • Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,863
  • Hobbs is an interesting little city that almost feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. I've been living in Hobbs for a couple years so far, and while it's a few hours away from any major cities, I
60
  • Silver City, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,103
  • Living in Silver City, New Mexico is awesome, no doubt about it. I love having the same type of climate year round, even if it is desert heat! There is so much beauty in this town and around the area and
56
  • Gallup, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,523
  • Gallup seems to have only seasonal attractions, like many other places. They have the Inter-Tribal Ceremony which occurs every summer and the Wild Thing bullriding, along with the Wrangler Jr's Final
66
  • Carlsbad, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,079
  • Generally, in the four years that I have lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico, it’s a pretty decent place to live. On one hand, it is a small town that finds itself quite far from big cities. This can be a
58
  • Clovis, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,461
  • Welcome to Clovis, NM (88101) where peaceful farming community meets sleepy border town. Don't be fooled by the propaganda; it's all smoke and mirrors! This town is horrible! Public utilities are
57
  • Bloomfield, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,565
53
  • South Valley, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,397
  • I was living in Hackensack, New Jersey when I was offered an opportunity to work temporarily in South Valley, New Mexico. What a clash in living! I had lived in a high rise surrounded by thousands of
59
  • Artesia, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,817
  • Living in Artesia, NM is okay depending on what you’re looking for. Our crime rate is atrocious considering we pay something to live here. A good education is slim to none. We have 10 public schools to
52
  • Española, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,159
  • Living in Espanola, New Mexico is truly idyllic! My favorite place to visit in the entire world is located right here, the Puye Cliff Dwellings! It's so cool to see how people long ago were able to
55
  • Lee Acres, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,479
55
  • Bernalillo, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,676
  • The title describes my observations for the past 13 years that I've been a resident of Bernalillo. In the years that I've lived here, businesses have increased, the population has increased, but access
65
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 101,459
  • Las Cruces is 40 miles from El Paso so the two are linked by culture. Many things to drive to from Mountains to Hot Springs. This area has not been completely discovered so still has personality. Medical
59
  • Los Chaves, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
59
  • Aztec, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,354
56
  • Los Lunas, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,271
  • Los Lunas, New Mexico has been my home for the last 20 years and I can't think of any place else that I would want to be. I've raised a family here, and I am happy that my children are bringing up their
69
  • Ruidoso, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,833
73
  • North Hobbs, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,899
60
  • Farmington, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,067
  • High religious cult zone.Visual domain of streets dominated by religious insignia. Males have poor attitude toward women: mechanics, plumbers, construction, agriculture. Off main drag
58
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 556,859
  • I have been here just about 2 years with family. First, on the plus side++ Housing is very reasonable , gas is very reasonable but (see below)+ Roads are maintained (just poorly designed)+ Somewhat
73
  • Rio Rancho, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,966
  • I moved to Rio Rancho, NM five years ago. I must say that the entire area is impressive and I enjoy the city immensely. It is located in a beautiful area, and there are plenty of opportunities for
64
  • North Valley, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • Living in North Valley, New Mexico is fantastic! This community is smaller, but it's a college town located on the outskirts of Albuquerque meaning there is plenty to do here year round! The climate
69
  • Paradise Hills, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,140
55
  • Taos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,735
66
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,927
  • The new young professionals are discriminate here and don't know it's suppose to be about being of service to the customer or patient. It's about the client being of service to the non thinking
82
  • Los Alamos, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,733
  • Living in Los Alamos, NM is living in the 96th percentile of NM. One of the better cities in NM, we have almost everything perfect besides a couple of things that are above average. We’ll start with the
76
  • White Rock, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,083
66
  • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,069
67
  • Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,648
  • In 2011 I moved from Kansas City MO to Santa Fe to attend SFUAD. Luck brought me out to Eldorado where me and my dog have been living in a really nice house. It gets really dusty here so even if I park
72
  • Corrales, NM
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,474

Finding an affordable place to live in New Mexico is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in New Mexico that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in New Mexico. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of New Mexico.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in New Mexico with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in New Mexico, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in New Mexico, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.